Hello Kitty

March 2010 | Hello Kitty | Baby Girl Shower Gift

A friend of mine was expecting their first child, a little girl.  The mom to be was so excited and a big fan of Hello Kitty.  She decided on this theme for her daughter’s room.  I decided to crochet her a blanket to compliment her choice.

 

I seem to use the internet frequently for ideas and designs.  I found a Hello Kitty drawing that I particularly liked and printed it in a size I thought might work well in a granny square.  Mind you, there isn’t a Hello Kitty crochet pattern so I had to work one from scratch, something I really enjoyed doing.

I started to crochet the white faces in Red Heart yarn.  It was perfect for this project.

I needed each face to be exactly the same so I had to count and write down each stitch along the way.  I am not a fan of counting, which is probably why I don’t knit.

After completing a few of the white shapes I needed to stitch in the eyes, nose and whiskers and decide what type of ear barrette.  I chose a 3D flower piece and matched the granny square to it.

The next decision I needed to make was the adjoining squares.   Should they be white, yellow to match the nose, black to match the whiskers, or pink?  All four colors striped, perhaps?  I decided on a white granny surrounding the same 3D flower that Hello Kitty is wearing with a yellow striped white border.  All the squares were joined w the white Red Heart yarn.

Here’s a closeup of the Hello Kitty face and one of the flower granny square.  The bottom is the finished blanket.  It took me 3 months of dedicated crochet to complete the blanket.

Hand-made unique Hello Kitty design

6 Responses to Hello Kitty

  1. michelle says:

    want to learn how to make this hello kitty blanket

  2. Jinkels says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Please check back for more creations. :)

  3. Laura says:

    Nice color choice on the blog. It is really easy on my eyes and I have bad eyes too so that’s a really big compliment lol

  4. Jinkels says:

    Thanks for the tip, I will definitely take a look at the link you gave me.

  5. Cauani says:

    thanks for sharing such wonderful information…keep posting more such articles…

  6. Donna says:

    My 5 grandaughters would love this hello kitty squares.I would love to find the pattern.cause my Dr made me quit work cause I got stage 4 cancer.so I need to keep my selfbusy.so if I can find this hello kitty square pattern,it would make my grandaughters so happy and it would keep me busy.so please if youcan

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